F/W 2010 NY Fashion Week Beauty Report - Cynthia Rowley

Beauty.com I love this look from Cynthia Rowley's F/W 2010 New York fashion week collection - it's wild and free and fun, with the pastel color extensions, but still very much a wearable look that will get you noticed!

Cynthia's inspiration for the collection was an indie and tough vibe, not ladylike. She took classic, feminine wardrobe elements, like the dress and the elbow glove, but redefined them for the modern, tough girl.

The clothing and accessories for Fall concentrate on volume, texture and movement, which is accomplished with lots of feathers, fringed leather, and silk fringe.
The hair takes it's cue directly from this feel of texture and movement with the crimped, and colored ponytails with plenty of volume and movement.

The hair, created by Eva Scrivo and Alain Pinchon were natural, textured ponytails accented with the striking contrast of artificial colored hair extensions blended seamlessly within the ponytail for a modern twist.

Wella Professionals lead colorist Eva Scrivo directed a team of Wella stylists to custom color extensions that replicated the rich, artificial jewel tones of the collection, such as emerald, amethyst, lapis, bright turquoise, and navy.
Alain Pichon for Antonio Prieto Salon created the looks by doing the following:

Step 1. Section hair off and working from back of the head to the front, prepare hair with System Professional Ultimation hair spray for added texture and shine.

Step 2. Create texture within each section by using a combination of a curling iron and crimping iron for non-uniform waviness.

Step 3. Place Wella colored hair pieces that have been crimped within sections of the natural hair so that the extensions blend in seamlessly.

Step 4. Pull the hair back into a soft ponytail at the nape of the neck with the ends flowing naturally, while allowing the streaks of color to show through for added dimension.

Products to try:
System Professional Ultimation: Strong-hold hairspray with long-lasting hold and maximum shine (SRP: $18)

Here are some easy ways to get inspired by these looks in your everyday life:

Stack big, pastel colored headbands in loosely toussled/wavy hair (at least 2 or 3 in different colors for more impact).

Use some pastel colored clip-in hair extensions throughout your hair and sweep hair in a low ponytail.

Clip small pastel flowers in various points in the back of a full ponytail. -RLB

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